Booderee National Park by management trail

The previous article introduced the Booderee National Park. This one introduces some routes via komoot with a short description of the route.

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Molonglo Valley to Civic on gravel

Our options are getting limited. Butters Bridge and Black Mountain Peninsula are closed. Cycling must go on. Try a Arboretum and Black Mountain gravel ride instead of the LBG CBR Cycle Route.

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Komoot just got better

Komoot is the best app for riding in Canberra, not least because of the great maps from OpenStreetMap. Komoot has released several long awaited features. One of the best features remains. Komoot is free, including an on-the-move smartphone route planning app and an excellent website. Give it a try.

Strava has now priced itself into the stratosphere. Strava has, however, a great feature: the privacy zone. Komoot now has this, too – just better.

Facebook, Strava and Komoot have something in common. They are a form of social media. Komoot previously had limited sharing options. These have now been extended.

Both these points are discussed in this post.

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Popular walking trails re-open in Namadgi – Canberra CityNews

Namadgi National Park has not been mentioned much yet on canberra.bike. After the fires, it has remained closed. The northern and southern tips of the park are now opening again.

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Navigation for CCT and BNT without the suburbs

Canberra Centenary Trail without the suburbs” explains how Canberra can be circumnavigated on dirt tracks on a combination of the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) and the Canberra Centenary Trail (CCT). The Komoot app provides navigation on the smartphone. The route passes through or by Canberra Nature Park. The links are provided below.

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Canberra Centenary Trail without the suburbs

The Canberra Centenary Trail (CCT) is a nice ride with the exception that so much is through the suburbs. Without directional signage through the suburbs, Komoot will be required to find our way. Canberra.bike suggests that we may as well stay on dirt roads.

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Cycling Computers: 99 Bikes

A full range of Cycling computers was on sale at 99 Bikes in July 2020. It provided an overview of the range and pricing. Prices range from $26 to $900. You get what you pay for. Navigation with maps starts around $400. Colour screens with maps are better than black and white screens.

While this article refers to the 99 Bikes sale, Pushys had a better deal on the Garmin Edge 530 GPS Bike Computer that was discounted to $399 on 20/7/2020 ($100 off RRP). It is always worth checking the larger retailers in Canberra as they are competitive.

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Denman Prospect Forest loop

Gravel ride through the forest to a hilltop for great views and down to the Molonglo River again. The route starts and ends at the Denman Prospect R10 bus stop. Find at the shops a café, supermarket, and toilets. Ride in a clockwise direction for minimum gradients. Mountain bike recommended. Length 8 km and 180 m rise. Steep descent. The ride is very enjoyable.

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